The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) establishes the benchmark for safeguarding sensitive patient data. Any organization handling protected health information (PHI) must guarantee the implementation and adherence to the necessary physical, network, and procedural security measures. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act serves as a supplementary measure, reinforcing the enforcement of HIPAA requirements by elevating penalties for health organizations violating HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. The HITECH Act was enacted in response to the advancement of health technology and the growing utilization, storage, and transmission of electronic health information.
Given the significant impact of your computer network on modern medical office practices, it is imperative to seek the guidance of trusted IT advisors to ensure the compliance of your practice with HIPAA/HITECH regulations.
Expert Tech Support for Ensuring HIPAA/HITECH Compliance in Your Medical Practice
- Physical and virtual safeguards for EMR.
- Technical Safeguards
- Tracking/Audit Logs
- Strict Technical Policies
- Security of Network and Transmission